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by abrogard
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Favourite Books
Topic: A Couple Of Good Ones.
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Views: 33

A Couple Of Good Ones.

Haven't had the time or inclination recently ( year? or two? ) to post anything here but I've read a lot of good books during that time. I'll see if I can remember any of them - the last two, certainly: I Contain Multitudes Ed Yong. About bacteria and their ubiquity, their nature, their significance...
by abrogard
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: GIRT
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Views: 136

GIRT

GIRT David Hunt. 2013 Good publication: Coarse paper, wide gutter, margins. Clear black print double spaced. Book opens flat, paperback about A5. 274pp. This book paints the most horrifying picture of life in the late 18th Century in England and, of course, the new colony in Australia. Life was dirt...
by abrogard
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Cygnus Mystery
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Views: 295

The Cygnus Mystery

The Cygnus Mystery Andrew Collins Watkins Publishing London 2006 Hardback. 350pp Semi - Stiff white pages, almost gloss. Smallish font. Wide gutter. Almost opens flat. Some black and white illustrations. He sets out to demonstrate the importance of the constellation Cygnus throughout the ages to hum...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: The Map of Heaven
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Views: 1585

The Map of Heaven

The Map of Heaven 'How Science, Religion and Ordinary People Are Proving The Afterlife' Eben Alexander, M.D. Pan McMillan Australia 2014 Pleasant little book about the author's conviction that there is an afterlife. He experienced a NDE (Near Death Experience). Came back to life and remembered the H...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: The Road to Serfdom
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Views: 223

The Road to Serfdom

The Road To Serfdom F.A.Hayek George Routledge and Sons 1944 A book on politics, essentially the politics of communism or socialism and why they cannot work. I haven't finished it. Bit hard to read. No spaces between the paragraphs. Long compound sentences - might take up a whole para. Not simple co...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: Dragon Bone Hill
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Views: 207

Dragon Bone Hill

Dragon Bone Hill 'An Ice Age Saga of Homo Erectus' Noel Boaz and Russell L Ciochon Oxford University Press 2004 A lovely book. Fascinating. Well told. Started out a bit draggingly for me with all this stuff about the actual 'dragon bone hill' in China and I thought we were in for a long exposition o...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: Life Ascending
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Views: 212

Life Ascending

Life Ascending 'The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution' Nick Lane W.W.Norton and Co. 2009 Another brilliant book by Nick Lane. Here he isolates ten things that he thinks have had a major role in the evolution of mankind, the evolution of life culminating (so far) in mankind. The 10 chapters are: The ...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: Quantum Man
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Views: 222

Quantum Man

Quantum Man Richard Feynman's Life in Science By Lawrence M Krauss. This is a very interesting little book. Paperback edition I have here. But I don't know how to explain it so therefore 'review pending'. It does exactly what it says - tells of Feynman's life in Science with all the details that fas...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: Freedom Betrayed
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Views: 217

Freedom Betrayed

Freedom Betrayed Herbert Hoover Edited and intro by George H Nash Hoover Institution Press 2011 A terrific book. For the look into the world of the powerful that direct the course of the world. Be great enough for that alone but to be well written, too, and well organised makes it really great. A re...
by abrogard
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: pendingreview
Topic: The Cygnus Mystery
Replies: 0
Views: 225

The Cygnus Mystery

The Cygnus Mystery Andrew Collins Watkins Publishing London 'Unlocking the Ancient Secret of Life's Origins in the Cosmos' - thats the subtitle An attempt to put the case that human evolution was perhaps kick started or at least heavily influenced by a burst of cosmic rays from the Cygnus constellat...

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